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Announcing Opening Day of Frisco Rotary Farmers Market

Announcing Opening Day of Frisco Rotary Farmers Market

Frisco, TX - The Rotary Club of Frisco proudly announces the grande opening of the Frisco Rotary...

State Auctioneer Association Holds Championship In Frisco

State Auctioneer Association Holds Championship In Frisco

The Texas Auctioneer Association was founded in 1957 and represents the auctioneer...

Stonebriar Centre Spotlights Start-Up Ventures   of YEA! Student Entrepreneurs on Saturday, May 16

Stonebriar Centre Spotlights Start-Up Ventures of YEA! Student Entrepreneurs on Saturday, May 16

FRISCO, TX (April 22, 2015) – On Saturday, May 16, Stonebriar Centre hosts the Young Entrepreneurs...

Frisco Defines ‘Best Management Practices’ For Being Water Wise;  Frisco City Council approves ordinance revising city’s ‘Water Efficiency Plan’

Frisco Defines ‘Best Management Practices’ For Being Water Wise; Frisco City Council approves ordinance revising city’s ‘Water Efficiency Plan’

(April 23, 2015) Frisco defines ‘Best Management Practices’ (BMP) for outdoor watering while...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/24/2015-04/26/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/24/2015-04/26/2015

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing....

Frisco Defines ‘Best Management Practices’ For Being Water Wise; Frisco City Council approves ordinance revising city’s ‘Water Efficiency Plan’
(April 23, 2015) Frisco defines ‘Best Management Practices’ (BMP) for outdoor watering while promoting its Texas award-winning water conservation message: Subscribe to Frisco’s weekly waterin ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 04/13/2015-04-19-2015
DATE CFS# OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION04/15/2015 15034795 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 DAM 4600 PRESTON RD04/15/2015 15034878 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 DAM ELDORADO PKWY / PRESTON ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 04/13/2015-04/19/2015
ARREST# DATE OFFENSE/CHARGE LOCATION 15000795 04/13/2015 PRESTON RD / JOHN HICKMAN PKWY POSS DRUG PARAPH 15000796 04/13/2015 3200 PARKWOOD BLVD RICHARDSON PD WARRANT RICHARDSON PD WARRANT 15000797 ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 04/06/2015-04/12/2015
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Frisco Police Arrest Reports 04/06/2015 - 04/12/2015
ARREST#    DATE            CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15000741 04/06/2015 LEBANON RD / PLANTATION LN POSS MARIJ-<2 OZ 15000742 ...
Stonebriar Centre Spotlights Start-Up Ventures of YEA! Student Entrepreneurs on Saturday, May 16
FRISCO, TX (April 22, 2015) – On Saturday, May 16, Stonebriar Centre hosts the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Fourth Annual Trade Show. During the event, Frisco Independent School District (ISD) ...
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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: April 17, 2015
New Boundary Paves the Way for Future High School in McKinney  The School Board approved minor changes this week that will impact the boundary between Frisco ISD and Allen ISD in the City of McK ...
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State Auctioneer Association Holds Championship In Frisco
The Texas Auctioneer Association was founded in 1957 and represents the auctioneer profession. TAA sponsors an Annual Championship Auctioneer competition in conjunction with their Annual Educatio ...
Grace Church to break ground May 3rd in Frisco, Texas; MYCON General Contractors selected to build the 30,117 sf worship facility
McKinney, TX, April 22,2015 – MYCON General Contractors has been tapped to construct Grace Church’s new 30,117 sf worship facility on Frisco Square at the corner of Page and Grace Streets in Frisc ...
Celebrate Teachers! Fashion Show Set for Saturday, May 2 at Stonebriar Centre
Teachers walk the runway; schools and school districts eligible for cash prizes FRISCO, TX (April 16, 2015) – In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week May 4 to 8, Stonebriar Centre pres ...
A Night of Dancing, Dinner, and FUNdraising
Are you ready for a night of dinner, dancing, cocktails, raffles, and auctions? Join us on May 2nd for the biggest fundraising event of the year.  The B.A.R.C. (Build A Rescue Clinic) Gala is in ...
The Junior League Of Collin County Brings The World Of Polo To Collin County
Junior League Collin County hosts the second annual Lone Star Stomp at Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point, TX (Plano, TX) The Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) is proud to host the second annual ...
Announcing Opening Day of Frisco Rotary Farmers Market
Frisco, TX - The Rotary Club of Frisco proudly announces the grande opening of the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market at Frisco Square on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8 am to 1:00 pm or sellout. Please join u ...
Urban Coyote Presentation
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Harvest the Rain!
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It's a Bug's Life
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Spring Into Action
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FC Dallas forward Fabian Castillo Voted MLS Player of the Week
NEW YORK (Tuesday, April 21, 2015) – FC Dallas forward Fabian Castillo was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the seventh week o ...
Second homestand kicks off with Thirsty Thursday!
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Array of new food offerings, lower beer prices on tap at Dr Pepper Ballpark
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Frisco RoughRiders announce pre-game events for Opening Day
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FC Dallas Offer: $5 Kid's Tickets!
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Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/24/2015-04/26/2015
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Each year 10 to 12 million kids in the U.S. participate in sports. Statistics show that hundreds of children collapse while playing sports every year, and most of those cases involve some type of underlying, previously undiagnosed heart condition.

Sudden cardiac death occurs in one child per 100,000 each year. Ninety percent of these sudden deaths occur immediately post training or during competition with football and basketball having the highest incidence.

If your child plays sports, do you need to take precautions?

Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death

Any young athlete can have a sudden cardiac arrest, when the heart abruptly stops beating. In these incidents, the person may stop breathing, become unresponsive and exhibit no detectable pulse. Unlike a heart attack, where a loss of blood supply causes the heart muscle to become dysfunctional, a sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart's electrical system fails. Impulses to the heart are not able to form an organized beat, which may cause the heart to beat erratically or stop altogether.

"The common causes for sudden cardiac death are thickening of the heart muscle, enlarging of the heart, coronary artery abnormalities and disorders of the heart's electrical activity," said Dr. Michael Day, a cardiologist at Children's Medical Center.

Heart screenings

To prevent an unexpected collapse, Dr. Day recommends that every young athlete should undergo a thorough evaluation.

"Before heading to the practice field, a careful history and physical by a primary care doctor focusing on exercise-induced symptoms, family history and cardiac exam and vital signs should be performed as a precautionary measure," Dr. Day said.

Strenuous physical activity is thought to trigger cardiac episodes. Most collapses occur suddenly, but there can be observable warning signs. Studies show that about half of pediatric patients who succumb to sudden cardiac death had experienced a warning sign.

Children who have any of these conditions should take it a step further and undergo a cardiac evaluation:

  • Exercise-induced symptoms such as difficulty breathing during exertion
  • Chest pain
  • Fast or irregular heartbeats
  • Fainting during exertion
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Resting tachycardia (rapid heart rate in an inactive or sleeping individual)
  • Resting hypertension (elevated blood pressure in an inactive or sleeping individual)
  • Family history of sudden cardiac death or enlarged or thickened heart in young family members
  • New onset of a heart murmur in an adolescent
  • Excessive parental/child anxiety or stress

The most comprehensive cardiac evaluations for young athletes include a resting electrocardiogram (ECG), 24-hour ECG monitoring, exercise stress testing, an echocardiogram or combinations of all of these procedures.

But Dr. Day says that most parents should not worry because the conditions which cause sudden cardiac death are rare, especially for children.

In fact, a teen is about 500 times more likely to die in a car accident than while playing sports.

The one for heart health

The Heart Center at Children's offers Cardiovascular Assessments for children involved in school athletic programs, after-school sports and sports organizations for children who are advised by their pediatrician to schedule a more thorough evaluation. Children's has a team of electrophysiology specialists who have worked with the state of Texas to evaluate the assessment of student athletes.

To make an appointment with Dr. Day or our many other specialists at our locations across the metroplex, including our new Pediatric Specialty Care Center in Southlake, call 817-730-KIDS.

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